Events & Marketing Intern - Seasonal (Multiple Positions)
Kansas City Zoo - Kansas City, MO

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This an UNPAID internship opportunity.

Internship position has flexible hours and is unpaid. Interns must be seeking college credit.

Event, Marketing, Sales and PR Interns will assist with the coordination, marketing, executing and evaluation of multiple public and private events and activities within a budget for the Kansas City Zoo. He/She will facilitate special partnerships and contribute to collateral, advertising and promotional materials, PowerPoint presentations, visitor surveys and other departmental responsibilities as assigned. Evening and weekend hour may be necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Emphasis on organization, relationship building, as well as creative and critical thinking skills in a fast-paced growing organization.

Creating and initiating new attendance and revenue generating events

Planning, organizing and executing events within a budget

Ensuring completion of self-assigned and delegated assignments

Coordinating events with staff, volunteers and volunteer coordinator

Evaluating and recommending changes and upgrades to events

Marketing events and the Kansas City Zoo with the goal of selling repeat visits

Fulfillment of sponsorship details

Contributing, writing, proofing and distribution of collateral materials: FOTZ newsletter, coupons, promotional fliers, signs,

Other duties, as assigned

Comply with all FOTZ policies, procedures and directives

SKILLS NEEDED: Creative, assertive, team player but able to execute individually

A. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

B. Creative

C. Great ability to problem solve: identify possible outcomes from a variety of solutions.

D. Ability to know when to be assertive

E. Excellent computer and internet skills

F. Public speaking

G. Ability to deal professionally and effectively with all types of people.

H. Patience and tolerance.

I. Ability to motivate a team but also execute individually if needed

J. Ability to meet deadlines

K. Sales ability

This internship is for training purposes only. There is no guarantee of a full time position upon completion.

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